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CBS
Jan 29, 2013 4:00am EST
of dollars in damage. cbs news. >>> congress and the president are also dealing with the issue of gun control. yesterday the president met with 13 law enforcement leaders. mr. obama is pressing for a ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines. the law enforcement officials pressed the need for tighter background checks and a better mental health system. the president says he hopes congress is listening. >> hopefully if law enforcement officials who are dealing with this stuff every single day can come to some basic consensus in terms of steps that we need to take congress is going to be paying attention to them and will be able to make progress. >> mr. obama admits he'll have a hard time winning broad support for a ban on assault weapons. >>> the boy scouts of america is considering a big change -- dropping its policy of excluding gays as scouts as scoutmasters. gay rights groups are applauding the possible change, but the final decision would be left to individual chapters. >> reporter: the boy scouts had reaffirmed its policy excluding gays just last year. press
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 4:00am EST
be interesting. susan mcginnis in washington, thanks. >> another high-profile issue for congress is immigration reform. president obama speaking in nevada yad said now's the time. warned if congress doesn't act he will. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: president obama told students at the predominantly hispanic high school in las vegas he's keeping his campaign promise to reform immigration. >> we need congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in the country right now. >> reporter: the president supports the plan that the so-called gang of eight unveiled on monday. it would allow illegal immigrants to gain temporary legal status if they passed a background check, paid a fine, back taxes and learned english. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> reporter: some gop house members say they don't support the senate proposal, but some of the biggest opposition to immigration reform could come from outside the halls of congress. republican senator ma
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 4:00am PST
be interesting. susan mcginnis in washington, thanks. >> another high-profile issue for congress and the administration is immigration reform. president obama speaking in nevada yad said now's the time to fix the immigration system. warned if congress doesn't act he will. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: president obama told students at the predominantly hispanic high school in las vegas he's keeping his campaign promise to reform immigration. >> we need congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in the country right now. >> reporter: the president supports the plan that the so-called gang of eight unveiled monday. it would allow illegal immigrants to gain temporary legal status if they passed a criminal background check, paid a fine and back taxes and learned english. they can apply to become a citizen behind people who started the process legally. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> reporter: some
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